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ghiraula, sponge gourd

Ghiraula, sponge gourd. Binomial name Luffa aegyptiaca. Also called smooth luffa gourd. A cylindrical-shaped common vegetable in Nepal. Skin is peeled and mature seeds are removed prior to cooking. Goes well with potatoes. A very mature and dried ghiraula can be used as sponge in bathrooms and kitchen. This is a very traditional practice in […]

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kalo bhatmas, black soybeans

Kalo bhatmas, black soybeans Binomial name Glycine max Some famous dishes of Nepal made from black soybeans are samay baji, bhatmas sadheko, gundruk ra bhatmas etc. More external links – https://www.verywell.com/where-to-get-black-soy-beans-2242293 http://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/black-soybean http://medusanews.com/articles/black-soybeans-benefits-and-harms-doctor-review/  

Ritthako tarul, yellow yam

Ritthako tarul, yellow yam  Major consumption of all types of yams are on one particular festival, Maghe Sangkrati, which lies at the end of winter. That day people celebrate believing that the winter may be over. Yams are simply boiled, roasted, or cooked as a stew with vegetables. 

Hattipailey tarul, purple yam

Hattipailey tarul, purple yam Binomial name Dioscorea alata  Major consumption of all types of yams are on one particular festival, Maghe Sangkrati, which lies at the end of winter. That day people celebrate believing that the winter may be over. Yams are simply boiled, roasted, or cooked as a stew with vegetables. 

Ghar tarul, local cassava

Ghar tarul, local cassava Family of  Manihot esculenta There are different types of taruls grown in Nepal. Above is a locally grown tarul.  Major consumption of all types of cassavas are on one particular festival, Maghe Sangkrati, which lies at the end of winter. That day people celebrate believing that the winter may be over. […]

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Poleko golbheda ko achar (roasted tomato chutney)

Preparation time – 1 minute Cooking time – 4 minutes Difficulty – easy Ingredients – Plum tomatoes – 2, preferably small sized Dry red chili – 2 Szechuan pepper – ½ tsp Salt – 1 tsp Directions – Cut tomatoes into halves Grill tomatoes and chili, don’t burn the chilis Crush pepper, chili and salt […]

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Suntala, tangerine

Suntala, tangerine, botanical name Citrus tangerina – Oranges and tangerines are basically generalized or called as suntala in Nepal. But those two fruits are different nature. Tangerines are smaller than oranges. They are less sour and tart than oranges. Their trees grows upto 20 feet tall unlike oranges which grow about 30 feet tall. – […]

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Kauli, cauliflower

Kauli, phoolkopi, cauliflower Binomial family Brassica Oleracea Kauli, pholkopi or cauliflower is an important vegetable in Nepali kitchen. the white part or the florets are used for cooking and the stems and leaves are often used for soups or feed livestock. Potatoes are often mixed with cauli to make it taste even better. Cauli is […]